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Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:21 PM

Regarding voter suppression tactics, does that mean the e-voting machines

aren't as hackable as we thought? Now that I think about it, voter suppression was the main tactic used in the 2000 and 2004 presidential raceas well.

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Reply Regarding voter suppression tactics, does that mean the e-voting machines (Original post)
apples and oranges Sep 2012 OP
Vincardog Sep 2012 #1
summerschild Sep 2012 #2
marions ghost Sep 2012 #3
brush Sep 2012 #4

Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 04:32 PM

1. Why do you think they are mutually exclusive? The hacks can only steal so much without people

eventually realizing the charade.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:03 PM

2. Ohio 2004 machines were manipulated and Ohio clinched it for Bush.

I believe the only reason there wasn't more major manipulation to defeat Obama in 2008 was because Rove was about to be fingered in court just before the 2008 elections. Rove skated only because key witness Mike Donnell died in a plane crash before he was able to testify. Connell was Bush's ITT guru.

Read up on
Mike Connell
Stephen Spoonamore
King Lincoln Bronzeville v. Blackwell

Machine manipulation still works.

Vincardog is right. They're not mutually exclusive.

GOP will use whatever it takes.



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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:07 PM

3. wishful thinking

I'm sure there will be hacking in this election.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:41 PM

4. Has to be very close

Races have to be very close for hacking to swing it one way or the other or it becomes too obvious. Don't think they didn't hack votes in 2008. I sure they did but the race wasn't that close. The repugs will be at it again this time with hacking, voter ID laws, poll intimidators, purging, pre-election day and election misinformation campaigns with flyers, postcards, and phone calls etc. They'll also try caging (sending postcards to registered dem voters that if returned, are used to delete voters from the rolls. These voters could have moved and not yet registered at their new address). I'm sure there are some vote suppression dirty tricks that I've missed but count on them all being used by the repugs. That's why we have to keep registering and working hard until election day.

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